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Coastguard Chopper Called to Assist Divers off Dorset Coast

Whiskey Bravo Coastguard helicopter Portland

7:46am 20th May 2013

It's been a busy weekend for Portland's Coastguard.

They were called out to 2 separate cases where youngsters were suffering decompression sickness after an afternoon of diving off the coast yesterday (Sunday 19th May). One of them, a young girl, was met by a dive doctor after being rescued and taken by ambulance to the recompression chamber.

The chopper was also called to airlift a man from a boat after suffering a suspected heart attack.

In a separate incident a woman was winched to safety from the coastal path near Durdle door after fracturing her ankle.

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